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The Top 8 Pre-Holiday Car Checks

The Top 8 Pre-Holiday Car Checks

The Top 8 Pre-Holiday Car Checks Whether you're off to enjoy the Cornwall countryside, the beautiful Lake District or heading overseas to for some winter sun, it's inevitable to run into some driving difficulties on the road. Even more annoying: knowing that they could have been prevented! Vanarama...

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How Servicing Your Leased Car Can Save You Money

How Servicing Your Leased Car Can Save You Money

People often forget just how important servicing your car is. The reality is that leaving your car for a long time WITHOUT a service can lead to big problems – and big pay-outs – in the long run. It's simple: if you look after your leased car and get it serviced when you're supposed to, you'll...

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Top 5 Must Have Driving Gadgets

Top 5 Must Have Driving Gadgets

These days, it's technology-this, technology-that – there's always some new gadget that you simply MUST have! And, who doesn't love gadgets and gizmos? But, which ones are really essential? Whether you've got the latest set of wheels or not, there are so many affordable gadgets that can make ALL the...

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Car cleaning hacks that will change your life

Car cleaning hacks that will change your life

The very best car cleaning secrets revealed… It goes without saying that it can be challenging to keep your car clean. How do some people make it look so easy? Is it magic? Or, is it just a bit of light work little and often? Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Keeping on top of car clutter is difficult,...

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Learner drivers CAN drive on the motorway!

Learner drivers CAN drive on the motorway!

New law means learners can drive on the motorway BEFORE passing their test… It's something that has baffled so many for so long: learner drivers not being allowed to drive on the motorway before passing their test, so that they're left to tackle it all on their own once passing their driving test...

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New driving law: UK to legalise remote control parking

New driving law: UK to legalise remote control parking

How do you feel about increased driving automation? Are you really bad at parking? Ever wondered if there was something that could help you out? Fear not, there is a solution…you're going to want to read this! Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Remote control parking will be legal in the UK from...

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Top 5 reasons to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Top 5 reasons to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Emission-free, max economy, family PHEV Like a phoenix rising from the fire, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of those cars that's constantly reinventing itself. The latest PHEV version is truly something to marvel at, and here are the top 5 reasons why. Tom Roberts reports. PHEV has become...

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The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

How far can you go in a Tesla Model S? The Tesla Model S is a stately-looking car capable of 0-60mph in around 3 seconds, but how does it handle the rigors of a proper road trip on a single charge? Vanarama's head of electric vehicle sales Will Hargreaves decided to find out. One electric car...

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Why I love the new Range Rover Velar’s door handles

Why I love the new Range Rover Velar’s door handles

Vanarama's Tom Roberts explains why he can't stop thinking about Land Rover's new vehicle's door handles. Walk up to the Range Rover Velar, whip out your key and press the "unlock" button. There will be the familiar click, flash of hazard lights and then…oh wow…the Velar's door handles smoothly...

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New VED car tax rates explained - it's all about CO2 emissions

New VED car tax rates explained - it's all about CO2 emissions

All new cars registered after 1 st April 2017 will be taxed at new rates because the way Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is calculated is changing. Vanarama is here to explain how. First thing's first, let's bust the myths flying around: the change in VED won't affect any vehicles registered before April...

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Why I can’t quit loving those Audis

Why I can’t quit loving those Audis

Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look at why he'll always have a special place in his heart for Audi cars. I'll never forget the day my Dad pulled up in his first Audi . It was a bright red Mark 1, 1.8 litre petrol engine, and it just looked amazing – at 17 years old this was my first...

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“Innovation that excites” – Nissan’s design philosophy and the British influence

“Innovation that excites” – Nissan’s design philosophy and the British influence

One of the biggest car manufacturers on the planet, Nissan is a household name thanks to its quirky and recognisable designs. But how do they keep making these lovely-looking vehicles look so lovely? Could it be the British influence? Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look. Nissan just...

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Alternative Superhero Cars: What Should They Really Drive?

Alternative Superhero Cars: What Should They Really Drive?

At  Vanarama Cars , we love superheroes almost as much as we love motoring. With that in mind, we got to thinking: sure, there are some great superhero vehicles, but aren't they due a bit of an update? Where better to look for inspiration than actual road cars? After all, many of today's cars are...

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10 cars to tackle Route 66 - which one would you choose?

10 cars to tackle Route 66 - which one would you choose?

Whether it's cruising on a Harley or top down in a Mustang, there's one 'must-do' road trip for anyone with a passion for petrol. Route 66, 2500 miles coast-to-coast from Chicago to Los Angeles, goes by many a name. Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America, the Mother Road… Route 66 is as big...

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Your guide to driving abroad and what you need to do before you leave

Your guide to driving abroad and what you need to do before you leave

If you're driving to Europe for your summer holidays, you'll need to be prepared. Have you got your GB sticker for your car and warning triangles ready? At Vanarama Cars we get asked a lot if you can take a leased vehicle abroad. Yes you can and we're going to run through what you need to do before...

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New Vanarama Cars TV Adverts Launched

New Vanarama Cars TV Adverts Launched

Vanarama Cars is making its debut on the small screen with three new television adverts. They feature customers who explain how leasing a new car has enabled them to free up their money and use it to put towards holidays and even a mortgage for a house. Leasing a new car through Vanarama Cars is made...

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The top five family cars for your perfect holiday

The top five family cars for your perfect holiday

Are you planning on taking a family trip to see some friends, relatives or heading out on holiday? At Vanarama we know that wherever you're heading the right car can make all the difference, that's why we've put five of the best in one place. Family cars need to be good all-rounders – spacious, comfortable,...

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CARNATOMY: Why the Nissan Juke is the car you didn't know you wanted

CARNATOMY: Why the Nissan Juke is the car you didn't know you wanted

We'll admit it, the Nissan Juke is hard to place in a single car category. On the one hand, it's a nippy little urban version of a crossover, on another it's not small enough to be just for town driving. Oh, and it looks like it should have some off-road ability but it's more about SUV bling than 4x4...

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How leasing a new car is cheaper than buying a used one

How leasing a new car is cheaper than buying a used one

The future of car buying is changing and car usage lies in leasing. This is a bold statement and supported by Rupert Pontin, Head of Valuations at Glass's, the publisher of the vehicle industry-standard - Glass's Guide to Car Values. Rupert said: "Owning a car will very likely become a thing of the...

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